«.v •9*^ THE FIRST READER, FOB SOUTHERN SCHOOLS. RALEIGH: PtBLTsHED BY THE K. C. CHRISTIAN ADYOCAY* PUBLISHING -COMMLKY. 18 6 4. the FIRST READER, F#» SOUTHERN SCHOOLS. RALEIGH: rtaUiflBP BY THS N. C. CHRISTIAN ADYOCATR PUBLISHING COMPANT. 1§64. i [COPY-RIGHT SECURED.] CHRISTIAN ADYOCATS PJEIIS8, RALEIGH, N. C. Jfc. TO TEACHEES. 1 . The teacher should spell each word distinctly to the class, and all the scholars in succession should repeat the word without looking at the lesson. . 2. In the reading lessons, the. teacher should read a sin- gle sentence to the class, to be repeated by each scholar in succession, the eyes of all the class being kept on the lesson during the exercise. 3. After the preceding exercises, the scholar should spell and read each lesson without assistance from the teacher. 4. The teacher should question the pupils upon the truths contained in each lesson, and this .should be done until Ihe teacher is satisfied that the lesson is understood. 5. This little manual is intended to take the place of primera and spelling books. The "ab" and "eb" system is discarded. The first syllables given are words. I 4 * FIRST KEADEE. * m Be © e F (Br MI J , .ML L M N ■.© P <§ K $ T ■JJ V W X. Y Ma in. a b c d e f g . h ■ i j k 1 i m 11 o p q r s t U ' V W X V Z <fc m FIRST READER. Alphabetical Lesson. Intended'' only to ascertain whether the pupils know all the letters, JESUS LOYES MEN. BE LIKE HIM. 'IWILL. Jesus loves men. Be like him, I will. PRIZE PEACE AND FIX YOUR HEART ON QUIET. GOOD. Prize peace and quiet. Fix your heart on good". Lesson 1 i Do He Ife On so be is up go me if at wo we in bj •lo us to am Lesson 2 • Do so. Doit. Go in. Goon. Go up. Go by us. If he be. So we go. Am I to go ? He is by me. If we do so. Wo be to us. Lo ! it is up. Lesson 3. i All See . Sin why . let not God ean • sins good bad way ■U % ■ . -i : ; , ^-r- * 6 FIEST READER. ^ Lesson 4. All see. She sins. IVe sin. Why sin. Let us not sin. God can see sin. • Let us not go in the way of sin. The way of sin is a bad way. Lesson &• Ann Doll red I hat her Sit not in ay Now ehe y.t put Lesson 6. Ann has a new doll. She has a red hat. Let her sit up now. Do not go to bed yet. Now you may put your hat on. / • Lesson T. You Your tell will any man how with Li. act boy see Lesion 8. - It is a sin to tell a lie. • God will see you, if you do a bad act. Thft P.nrl nf all Bin is bn.rT Do no ill to any man. Do not go witfi. bad boys or men. See how they go in the way of sin. . __ ; £ FIRST READER. 7 Lesson 9. Had Pinr Peri did eat was fat «un set sky | red wet day cry not Lesson lO. The boy had a pig in his pen. ' He did eat ; and he was fat. The sun has set. The sky is red. Why did that boy cry ? He is not wet. The day is hot. The sun is up. See how" the dog can run all the way. ^Lesson 11. Has That Hat how _ dog can rtm the eye all ill men end new eat Leeson 18, The eye of God is on us alLthe day. He can see all that is in me. He can se« all men do. If I do ill, God can see all my sin. Let me go in the way of God. Let me not go in the way of bad men. A bad way has a bad end. *fr 8 FIRST REjLDER, I Lesson 18. Uat Put Kaw off saw tall gay dit fry Lesson 14. She lias a new eat, and a new hat. The hat was put on !he eat. The cat run off with the hat. A dog saw her as she ran, She ran up to a tall man. O fie! how can the cat do sol She is not bad.* She can not tee. * Lesson 13* What Art mi . sad feora tow giv« aiilk ! feed some them *wcet long calf tht Lesson 1 fc; Can you say what dayfyon are t© die? The bad die and do not go to God. I can try to do »no ill. You can do as you are bid. But you may not sin|if you are^bid. If a man bid you to lie, you may not. See'jhow sad Jthat bad boy is. HI die to-day may 1 go to God ! , . * FIRST READER. ! Wesson IT. Did you see the horn on the cow ? The cow will give us milk. The milk is good for us. Do we love it ? Give me some. Give them milk. Milk is sweet. All milk is not sweet. The cow has long horns. What horns ! The red cow has a calf. Sea high dry hand good God made us. He made all men. He made the land and the sea. He made the sun and the moon. The dry land is the work of his hand. The sea is deep. The moon is high. God will keep us when it is dark. Lesson 1S» Made Land and keep whta deep moon dark ! work » will - Lesson 19. Lesson *JO. John Love Play did lies had book kept nice dirt blot no told girl gave li » * 385—- : 10 FIRST READER. I.- esson 21. John did love to play. He was good. He did not tell lies. He did as'lie was bid. He had a book. He kept it nice. There was no dirt on it. It had no blot. He kept his book. "Will you do so ? . The book told of a good boy and a good girl. The good boy gave his book to the good girl. 'If. Lesson 22. There But One wise child me kind him come why glad Lesson 23. my to not when There is but one God. He* is good and wise. He will love you ! Will yon love him ? He says, " My child, come to me." Will you go ? Why not?' He is so kind. He sees you in the dark. He will keep you. When you are good, God is glad. % Lesson 24. At Look Eyes her blue they as are what does man fa«e clear thank oh FIRST READER. Lesson 25. 11 Look at her eyes. They' are so blue. They are blue as the sky. They ase not cla Are you not glad that you can see : There is a boy who can not see. When tjte sun. is up, it is still dark tp him. He never saw a face, nor man, nor sky. Oh ! thank God for your clear eyes. Lesson 26. Can Tell - Best word trua tells will must readj with care show keep God's • Lesson 2T. what Can you tell me what is the best book? It is the "Word of G-od. God's Word is true. It tells me all God's will. It makes me wise. I must read it with care. I will try to do all God bids me to dp. Lord ! show me how to keep Thy words ! * Lesson 28. Boy'i Two Hands would no own bend arms cut off shot gun war thing sad m 12 FIll-ST EEADBR. Look at th at boy's two hands. What would I do if I had do hand ? How glad I am that I can bend my arm ! That man's arm has been cut off. . It was shot off by a gun. Oh! what a sa/J thing war is ! / Liessou 30. Day H0I7 Siag play read week pray rest sweet &ub bath " must ' week'i Lesson 31. I must keejKthe Lord's day holy. The Sabbath is the Lord's day. In it I must do no. work. I must not play on the Sabbath. I may sing, and pray, and read His word. How sweet to rest after the week'i work. W! 1,68*011 3 2. • Have Bird king * ear . birds singing «^r3 deaf child nesr mother children voice mother's thank FIRST READER. Lesson 32. 13 I have two ears, and can hear. The birds sing. They are singing. Some children cannot hear. They are deaf. A deaf child does'- not hear. He cannot hear his mother's sweet voice. Lord ! I thank Thee that I can hear. Obey his then does I must obey them that are get oyer me. You must obey your father and mother. They love you and give you food and elothas. A bad boy does not obey his father. Good girls love to obey their mothers. If my father and mother die, what shall I do ? Then the Lord. will take me up. Lesion 34. Them" Set father die food love elothes ihall take their Lesson 35 $ Lessen 3<S« There Maiay Tree wood they trees woods grow large plums nut green small nuts gieat leaves oak pop-lar pears oaks a-like X — — — ■ 14 FIRSl^READEK. Lesson 3T. There are many trees in the woods. They are not all alike. They all grow. Some are small and some are large. How green the leaves are ! "What a great oak What a tall poplar ! Do you love rjlunis ? Give me some pears and some nuts. Ivesson 38. Curse Swear Takes name vain say keep mouth says keeps pure let Lesson 39. It is a sin to curse and swear. You must not take God's name in vain. Do not go with boys who say bad words. God hears every word which I say. You must keep your mouth from sin. Let all your words be good and pure and sweet. Xesson 40. One Five Nine- two . six- ten three seven e-lev-en four eight twelve m FIRST &ADER. 1 5 Lesson 41. 4 Horse Hog Lion horses hogs lions dog cow pony j dogs cows ponies goat • bird s-quirrel . goats birds squimls bear fly mouse bears flies mice Lesson 42. One horse. Two dogs. A cat. Three goats. That bear. Four lions. The pig. Five hogs. This cow. Six calves. These mules. Your bird. Seven frogs. Her pony. Eight rats. My rabbit. Nine flies. Our squirrel. Ten mice. Their chickens. Eleven snakes. His hen. Twelve spiders. Lesson 43. Son Christ Able save Jesus heaven died judge again of Lord when meet make] take Lesson 44. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is able to sare us from our sins. He died to save all men. He is now in heaven, but will come again. Then He will judge all men. Lord make me lit to meet Thee ! When I die, take me up to Thee ! Lesson 45. CHRIST RAISES THE WIDOW'S SON. Jesus went to the city of Sain, and many went with him. When He came nigh to the gate of the city, He met some men, who had with them, the dead body of one who was an only son, and they went to bury it. The mother of this xlead son was a widow. Do you know what a widow is? It is a woman whose husband is dead. She was left alone with this son, and when you hear what the Lord did for him you will think that he had been a good child. How much a mother must miss a good son who has been kind to her ! Now she who went with the dead body of her only son was very sad. And the Lord saw her, and felt much for her, and said unto her, Weep not. He came to the bed on which the dead- man lay and put his hand on it, and said to the dead body, I say unto thee, Rise ! Then he that was dead came to life, and sat up, and did talk to his mother, and made- her glad who had wept so much. And she took her dear, her only son, with joy to her home. Jesus shall bid us all rise and live at the last day. may we then meet with joy, and be for ever with the Lord. Lessor 46. THE CENTURION'S SERVANT HEALED. When you read in the Word of God of servants you may know that they were slaves, owned by their masters. 5*t— : '■ -* It is not a sin to own slaves. It is right. God wills that some men should be slaves, and some masters. It is a sin to treat a servant ill. He is a man, and Christ died for him. It is not best to set him free, but to keep him and be kind to him. A rich man, who was a great man, went to Je- sus Christ, to ask hi^i to cure his slave w T ho was very dear to him; When a master and his servant are" both good, they love each other. The rich man was not proud, but felt how good Christ was. And he said, If Jesits only say the word, and do not even come near my poor slave, yet he will get well. And Jesus said the word, and made him well. — And the master and the servant were very glad that Christ was so kind to them. O pray to Jesus, both when you are well and when you are ill ; and be kind to them that are in want and wo. iicssoa 41. THE BLIND MM. Two men sat by the side of the way to b©£, for they were not able to see how to work. And they were told that Jesus was nigh; and they said, Lord, have pity on us ! And the men who were nigh told them not to cry out so. But they did cry out so much the more, Have pity on us, Lord ! And Jesus did stop, and call them to come to him; and they went near to him. And he said, What do you wish me to do ? And they said, Lord, open our eyes. — k — — — — — ~ — - — — to ! 18 , FIRST HEADER. So he had pity on them, and did open the eyes of the two poor men. And they were very glad to look on Jesus Christ who made them to see. . O Lord, open the eyes of my mind, and make me know and love thy Son Jesus. Lesson 48. CHRIST WALKING ON THE SEA. ' f When even was come, the men who had been with- Christ left him on the land, and went upon the sea in a ship. And it was very dark. And the sea rose, and the wind blew very much. And they all saw Jesus walk on the sea, and come near the ship. And they had much fear. And he said to them, Fear not, it is I. And Peter said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee en ths sea. And he said, Come. And Peter went down out oj" the ship to go to Jesus.. — And when he saw the sea rise, and felt the wind, he had much fear. And this made him sink : and he said, Lord, save me ! , And Jesus put out his hand, aud took hold of him, and kept him safe. Then Jesus went up into the ship, and they were all very glad to see him. Let each one also pray, Lord, save me ! For none but Jesus can save and keep my soul Lesson 49. ( ' THE CHILD SAMUEL. There was a good woman, named Hannah, who took h^r Fon Samuel, when he was a little boy, to Eli the high -priest. She said, I prayed that the Lord would give me a chilJ, and he gave me this my son. Now I bring him to thee, that all his life he may belong to the Lord. FIRST READER. ■ 19 Eli took the child to dwell with him, and to serve the Lord in the temple. One night, when Samuel had lain down to sleep, the Lord called him ; and he awoke and ran to Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou calledst me. And Eli s^id, I Galled hot ; lie down again. And he went, and lay down. The Lord called him once more. X nen Samuel went tp Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou didst call me. And Eli sent him to lie down again. The Lord called him the third time. And Eli knew that the Lord had called Samuel. Then Eli said to him, Go, lie down again; and if he call thee, thou shalt say, Speak, Lord ; for thy servant heareth. S> Samuel went and lay down io his place. And the Lord called, as before, Samuel, Samuel! Then he said, Speak, Lord; for thy servant hearetb. Tjien the Lord spake, and told Samuel, that the sons of Eli were wicked. And that though tht-ir father- knew this he did not reprove and correct them as be ought.. And be- cause of this, the Lord said that he would punish both Eli and his sons. Samuel laid himself down again until the morning. Then he got* up to open the doors of the Lord's house. And he was afraid to tell Eli what he had heard. But Eli wished very much to know what the Lord had said. And he called Samuel to kim saying, Tell me what the Lord hath said unto theo. I pray thee hide it not from me. And Samuel told him all, and hid nothing from him. And Eli said, It is the Lord ; let bim do what seemeth good unto him. Not long after this, the two sons of Eli were slain in bat- tle, and the ark of God was taken. When Eli heard of it, he fell back from his seat, and died. The wicked cannot eicape. God will sure.ly,.punish those who gin against him. Let me fear, lest I offend God by my sini. ^_ ., , ; — , — ; _* 20 FIRST READER, And the child Samuel grew, and was in favor both with the Lord, and a'so with men And the Lord was with him, and he became a great prophet. Samuel, when he was a child, waited on the Lord. We cannot bfg'n too soon to love and serve God. Those who fear God early, will grow up to be wile and useful. Wesson SO, Jfmusfc not speak evil of the ruler* of my land. Learn all the good you can from all men. Youth is i he tree to sow seed which will spring up and bring forth good fruit when lam old. The love of money is the root of all evil- It- is good to bear the yoke in my youth. Take care of your books. Do not soil thern. Do not tear them. Do not turn down the edge of fche leaf. ! Lesson SI. Be wis* as serpents : harmless as doves. Happy is that people whose God is the Lord. Wa^k in love, as Christ aLo hath loved us. The Son of man eame to give his life a ransom for many. Lesson 52. Man is of few days, and full of trouble : \ He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down ; Fie fleet h also as a* shadow. We all do fade as a leaf. All we, like she^p have gone astray: We have turned, every one to his own way. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for u& ■m #__ i -i — ( — & — , — ^ m. FIRST READER. 21 LESSONS IN WORDS NOT EXCEEDING TWO SYLLABLES. Lesson 53. JESUS CHRIST RECEIVING LITTLE CHiLMEN. The prophet Isaiah foretold about Jesus Christ and said^. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd ; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and cany them in His bosom. When Jesus Christ was upon earth, young children were brought to Hitn that He should put His hands on them and bless them. ■ . Some that were with Him, who did not know how kind and loving Jesus was, did rebuke those who brought them. And they wished to send the children away from Him. When Jesus saw now unkind they were, He was anojry with them. And He said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Truly I*say unto you, he that shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter therein. Then Jesus kindly called the dear little children unto him, and took them up in his arms, and put his hands up- on them, and blessed them. How- very kind Jesus Christ was to those little ones ! — And He is as kind now. Though I cannot see Him, yet He sees me. Let me go and pray to Him, Lord Jesus ! who didst Vem little children upon earth, receive me as one of Thy dear children, and bless me now Thou art in heaven. Lesson 5 4r« Search the Scriptures. Having food and raiment, let us bo therewith content. Cast all your care upon God, for he careth for you. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. * * & — , — . , , _ # 22 FIRST READER. Lesson 55* God sent his Son to take away our sins. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved US. If God so loved us, we ought also to love each other. Jesus said, I am the way,*the truth, and the life : r No man cometh to the Father but by me. Be not unwise r but learn what the will of the Lord is. Lesson 56. God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us Irom all sin. If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Lesson 51. THE PARABLE OP THE SOWER. Jesus said, Hearken ! Behold a sower went forth to sow seed. And some fell by the wayside • and the fowls came and ate it up. And some fell on stony places, where it had not much earth, and it sprang up quickly. But when the sun was up, it was scorched. And because it had no root, it soon died awa\. And some fell among thorns ;• and they sprang up and choked it and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground; and it spfang up, and grew, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred-fold. ? When Jesus had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Some that were with him asked him to explain what be had said. And Jesus said, The seed is the word of God. 5* , r . , __* FIRST READER. 23 f These are they who receive the seed by the way-side. — When they bear the word, and mind it not, Satan cometh and taketh it away, lest they should believe and be saved. These are they who receive the seed on stony ground. — When they heai the word they receive it with gladness. — But they have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time. And when any trial conies, for the word's sake, they soon fall away. These are they who receive the seed among thorns. — When they have heard, they go forth : and the cares, rich- es, and pleasures of this life, choke the word ; so that it can- not bring forth good fruit. These are they who receive the seed into good ground. — They hear the word, attend to its meaning, and keep it in an honest and good heart. So they bring forth good fruit ; some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred-fold. May the word of (xod drop like good seed into my youth- ful heart. Let me not be a careless hearer, but a constant doer of his word. May the word of Christ dwell in me richly, in all wisdom. May I believe, obey, and be saved ! liesson^SS. THE LORD'S PRATER. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name' Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive u§ our trespasses as we forgive them them that tresspass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver,us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Ambn. ' 24 FIRST RBADKR. Lesson 5J>« CHILD'S EVENING PRATER. Now I lay mc down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep ) If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take ; And this I ask for Jesus' sake ! Ameh. OHILD'8 MORNING PRAY It. Now I wake and see the light ; For God hath kept me through the night, To him I lift my heart and pray That He will keep»me through th^ day. 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